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Posts in life with a newborn
I'm Hungry While Feeding My Baby: Simple Foods to Eat While Breastfeeding

Your newborn baby is breastfeeding non-stop and this makes you HUNGRY, too! Besides the go-to protein bars that we find in the pantries of too many new parents, what do you WANT to eat and what SHOULD you eat? No point in getting “hangry” when food can be at your fingertips.

Here is our list of simple and nutritious foods to eat while breastfeeding.

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My Favorite Things: Basic Baby Supplies

What should we get for our new baby?

This is the question I get asked all the time by new parents or parents-to-be. I like to tell them about MY favorite things, but leave the door open for them to choose for themselves.

As a postpartum doula, you might be surprised at how short my “favorite things” list is when it comes to baby supplies. You might also be surprised at how few things are really necessary to care for your baby at all. In this blog, we’ll focus on some of the most basic tools for baby care: feeding supplies, swaddling and dressing.

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Overnight Baby Care: A Postpartum Doula's Diary

It’s a text from a new dad. “We’re having a tough time. When can you do an overnight shift?” I recognize right away that it took a lot for dad to send an “SOS” text. They must be having a rough time. These are the urgent requests that need replied to ASAP.

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